Category: low vision


| March 2, 2009

I’ve mentioned a lot of different types of assessments in my last few posts.  Knowing what they are and how they differ can be really confusing.  Also, I tend to use the words “evaluation” “assessment” and “examination” interchangeably, which probably adds to the confusion.   Here are some links to information that define them and provide […]

IFSP Goals Updated

| September 28, 2008

Lyra’s early intervention team recently completed her yearly re-evaluation. Lyra is 2 years and 4 months old.  Her goals are updated at least once every 6 months. 

Emergent Literacy

| September 24, 2008

As I may have mentioned before, over the last 2 years, writing has sort of become my therapy. I recently had my 4th article published in Albinism Insight.  The article is about emergent literacy in children with low vision.  The information can really be applied to ALL children with low vision, not just those with […]

Vision Update – 2 years 3 months

| August 31, 2008

Lyra had an appointment with her pediatric ophthalmologist this month, a check-up that was originally scheduled for the end of September. Several weeks ago, we lost one of the lenses from Lyra’s glasses. After over a week of searching, I gave up. We knew we had to get her a new pair. I didn’t want […]

Light box

| April 19, 2008

Lyra has been been working on activities using a light box during her last few sessions with her TVI. Specifically she has been working on shapes and color sorting. Using the light box really motivates her to sustain her attention to an activity for a longer period of time. It makes the learning activity more […]

Vision Update- 22 months

| April 11, 2008

I have been meaning to post this for several weeks. Lyra visited her pediatric ophthalmologist for a check-up last month. They dialated her eyes this time to see if her refractive error had changed, and it did. Her prescription changed from +2.50 to +3.25 in her left eye and from +2.75 to +3.75 in her […]

Bubbles Bubbles…Pop!

| March 28, 2008

Lyra has been exceeding all of my expectations with her vision. She has seen things or done things I thought would never happen. Like all kids with albinism, Lyra has multiple eye problems that contribute to her overall low vision. One of those is nystagmus which is an involuntary rhythmic shaking of the eyes. Lyra’s […]

Early Session with TVI and OT

| March 10, 2008

This is an older video, but it’s a good one to have on here for everyone to see. This is of one of Lyra’s first few sessions, either 3rd or 4th, with her Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) and Occupational Therapist (OT). She is 5 and a half months old. Her TVI and OT […]